Slugger achievement in Dead Space (Xbox 360)


Kill the Slug Boss with more than 50% shield strength remaining

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How to unlock the Slugger achievement

  • CodsternationCodsternation542,315
    29 Oct 2008 29 Oct 2008
    73 1 12
    You will face the Slug boss near the end of Chapter Eight.

    When you get into the ADS Cannon, you'll see the large Slug Boss attached to the ship. Fire at it once to wake it up and begin the boss fight.

    From his body the Slug extends five tentacles, the same as the ones used by the Leviathan boss. As with that boss fight, the objective is to shoot the large yellow bulge until it explodes and severs the tentacle.

    To attack, the Slug reaches down with each tentacle and grabs a part of the ship (either a random metal piece, or something similar to a fire extinguisher), then lifts the tentacle up and throws the part at you. Similar to the previous ADS cannon battle, you'll be able to shoot the piece out of the air before it hits you and causes damage.

    To prevent the tentacles from throwing the parts at you, you can either fire at the tentacle while it's digging for pieces or hit the tentacle after it's lifted up the piece and it's preparing to throw. This will either cause it to drop the piece, or screw up the throw so the piece floats off in a safe direction. You don't necessarily need to hit the yellow part to stun it, but too many shots to the non-yellow part will cause the Slug to retract that tentacle. Try to ignore any of the pieces that aren't flying in your general direction to conserve ammo and time.

    Since the Slug is some distance from you, there is a slight time difference between you firing and the shot hitting, so if the tentacles move right after you fire, don't expect the shot to hit. Whenever you have a moment and one of the tentacles is standing still, unload with both barrels at the yellow bulge in an attempt to destroy it. Once a tentacle is destroyed, it does not come back, so once you've taken out the first two tentacles, the battle gets extremely easier, as it's easy to keep the Slug from picking up new parts to throw, and you can simply pick apart what's left.

    Complete this fight will unlock the Get off my ship! achievement, and completing it with more than 50% shield remaining (this one starts at 100) will also unlock the Slugger achievement.

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    JediJohnny7Nice one Seraph! Worked well, to make it easier just keep moving the cannon from left to right so it hits the tentacles one after the other. After a couple of minutes focus on each tentacle and they'll be damaged enough to take a couple hits then die!
    Posted by JediJohnny7 on 20 May 11 at 11:26
    MIL5Ygreat solution mate. well done to seraph also!!
    Posted by MIL5Y on 03 Jan 12 at 07:46
    PorkyGreat tip! JediJonny7’s tip also helped, this kept me busy for 10 minutes 😅
    Posted by Porky on 10 Feb 20 at 22:57
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  • AutomaticOcelotAutomaticOcelot87,705
    16 Feb 2011 16 Feb 2011
    44 0 4
    In case you are not one to read guide comments, I will repost the solution given by TOO Slain Seraph, as it is helpful enough to stand on its own:

    I've actually found that during this segment if you only fire with one of the guns you can fire it forever. This actually makes it quite a bit easier to interrupt the boss from throwing the pieces but does drag the fight out for longer.
    Posted by TOO SlainSeraph on 30 Oct 08 01:57:05
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    EggBigotthx for the tip.
    Posted by EggBigot on 08 Mar 12 at 05:11
    HERKONE29thank you!=)
    Posted by HERKONE29 on 04 Apr 12 at 04:11
    Th3 MajicaGreat tip, did it 2nd try once I read that you can fire one gun continuously
    Posted by Th3 Majica on 30 Apr 12 at 11:10
  • BladesofGodBladesofGod462,067
    07 Mar 2011 16 Dec 2020 16 Dec 2020
    1 0 0
    This achievement can be unlocked at the end of Chapter 8, "Search and Rescue".

    The progression of the level will bring you to an ADS cannon like the one you used in chapter 4 to shoot down the asteroids.

    When you walk into the room with the cannon, turn left and find a save panel on the wall, save your progress before getting into the cannon. That way you can start right back in the room if you fail this portion.

    Very similar to Chapter 4's ADS cannon section, your objective is to shoot down things that the slug boss throws at you, as well as shoot all five (5) arms off of it. To do this you want to aim for the glowing yellow spots on the arms. I found it easiest to do when the arm reaches down to pull something off of the ship, as the weak point is stationary for a few seconds. Once all the arms are destroyed you will have successfully killed the slug boss, assuming your shields are still at 50% or greater the achievement should unlock during the following cut scene.

    I have included a video to help clarify any confusion, and show how I unlocked this achievement.


    When the arms are trying to or have picked up something to throw at you, shooting the arm causes it to drop whatever it was holding. Use this to your advantage and work back and forth as the arms reach down to prevent them from throwing things at you.

    Prioritize any gas tanks the arms throw. These explode when they hit your cannon and do ALOT of damage.

    Don't freak out. You start with 100% shields during this section, unlike chapter 4 when you started with 85%, you can take a few hits, so don't let yourself get flustered if your shield drops some.

    Be careful not to over heat your Cannon by firing to fast. If you fire both barrels of the cannon at once, the gun overheats very quickly leaving you open to damage. Use one barrel to disrupt the arms, and fire both barrels when you have a clean shot on the weak spots.

    This achievement stacks with the "Get off my ship" achievement.

    If you down vote this guide, please leave a comment as to why you did so. This will help me improve this guide as well as future guides that I create. Good Luck and Happy Hunting!
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